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Supporting good causes
across Illinois

Where the Money Goes

Playing the Illinois Lottery gives you a chance to dream big while supporting communities across Illinois. Twenty-five cents of every dollar spent on the lottery goes to fund public education, infrastructure projects, and other special causes. Since 1985, the Illinois Lottery has contributed more than $21 billion in revenue to the State of Illinois.

6%

RETAILER COMMISSIONS/ SELLING BONUSES

$165,000,000

25%

TRANSFER TO GOOD CAUSES

$754,000,000 Common School Fund, Capital Projects Fund, and Specialty Tickets

64%

PRIZE PAID TO WINNERS

$1,907,000,000

5%

OTHER EXPENSES

Including Operations $154,000,000

Specialty Tickets

We're also committed to providing funding for the needs of Illinois Veterans and those participating in the Special Olympics.

 

Win up to
$20,000
100% of profits will directly benefit Veterans
$2 / ticket
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Win up to
$50,000
100% of profits go toward breast cancer awareness, education and research in Illinois
$3 / ticket
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Win up to
$20,000
100% of Proceeds go to Homelessness Prevention and Assistance Programs
$2 / ticket
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Win up to
$50,000
100% of profits dedicated to an Illinois free of HIV/AIDS
$3 / ticket
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Win up to
$20,000
100% of profits go toward supporting Police Memorials in Illinois!
$2 / ticket
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WIN UP TO
$50,000
100% of profits help fight Multiple Sclerosis!
$3 / ticket
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